July 30th Community Meeting on Future Housing Growth

The Community Development Department will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street, San Leandro, to seek public input on community housing needs and growth issues as the City moves forward with an update to its Housing Element. This meeting is part of a two-year program to update San Leandro's General Plan. For additional information, click here.

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Davis Street Demolition and Full Freeway Closure

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin demolition work on the Davis Street bridge in San Leandro. The demolition work will start as early as July 7 and continue until July 24.

The majority of the work will be performed at night with lane closures on I-880. Lane closures and full freeway closures will be in both the northbound 880 and southbound 880 directions. Full freeway closures will be in one direction only each night. The lane closure hours are 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM on weeknights and 10:00PM - 8:00 AM on weekend nights. Demolition may occur between any of the above mentioned hours. Click here for more Caltrans information.

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2014 Summer Activities Guide

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2014 Summer Activities Guide!

Family Events, Aquatics, Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Youth Sports, Classes, Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Summer Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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San Leandro Offers Business Tax Holiday

With an unparalleled, strategic location and the fastest internet connectivity available anywhere, San Leandro is poised to capitalize on the current economic recovery. To ensure that we maximize our success, San Leandro is expanding its efforts to welcome new businesses with a Business License Tax Holiday. This program will be effective immediately and will run for one year. Virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro, including start-ups and businesses re-locating from other areas, will be exempt from the tax for their first year of operations.


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Friday July 25, 2014
10:30  AM Laughter Yoga

There are no complicated poses needed for this type of yoga. In fact, the only muscles you’ll need are your belly laughing muscles. The San Leandro Senior Center’s Laughter Yoga class is a drop-in program that includes playful exercises and lots of jokes. Laughter Yoga also includes stress-reducing exercises, such as gentle breathing and stretching. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. No pre-registration is required. Each participant will need to pay a $1 fee at the beginning of class. Must be 50+ to participate.

Saturday July 26, 2014
9:00  AM San Leandro Police Departments "United 4 Safety and our 3rd Annual Open House"
Join The San Leandro Police Department for United 4 Safety and our 3rd Annual Open House. Get to know your local Police Department! Tour our facility! Lots of fun for the whole family!
2:00  PM Build it @ the Library: FREE Lego building program (Main Library)
See what you can build at this FREE family science program. We'll have LEGO building projects, a spaghetti/marshmallow tower competition, crafts with Lakeshore Learning, and fun building projects for the whole family!

Sunday July 27, 2014
1:30  PM Needle Crafters

Join volunteers Sandy McDonald and Carol Trevino to work onyour needle craft project (knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, crossstitching, etc.) while discussing books, travel and movies! The NeedleCrafters, sponsored by the San Leandro Library, is an informal, fun gatheringto meet and make new friends and relax at the Library. So if you are a beginnerand want to learn, this club is just for you! This group meets year round on the 2nd & 4th Sundays,except on holidays.

Monday July 28, 2014
3:00  PM Summer Reading Buddies for grades 1 to 5 (Main Library)
Summer Reading Buddies for kids going into grades 1 to 5
Practice your reading during summer vacation with our Summer Reading Buddies! Stop by the Main Library on Mondays from 3 to 5pm, choose a book (or bring one from home) and practice your reading with one of our friendly teen volunteers for 30 minutes. Dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & Aug. 4.

To register, call the Main Library children's desk. Registration opens June 2.

7:00  PM City Council Work Session
To view the agenda for tonight's meeting, please click here.
Tuesday July 29, 2014
10:00  AM Canciones y cuentos en Español (South Branch Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años
Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

10:30  AM Pre-Bid Conference for Bid No. 14-15.002, Hesperian/Springlake RR Crossing Improvements 10:30 AM
There will be a pre-bid conference for Bid No. 14-15.002, Hesperian/Springlake Railroad Crossing Improvements Project at 10:30 AM local time, Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 in the Sister Cities Gallery, 1st Floor, City Hall, 835 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
NOTE: This is a rebid of this project
2:00  PM Reading Buddies (Manor Branch)
Students in grades 1 to 5 can practice reading with our teen Reading Buddies this summer at the Manor Branch. You can sign up for one or more 25-minute sessions. Call the Manor Branch at 577-7971 to sign up beginning June 3. Space is limited.
3:00  PM Discover Science Storytime (Registration closed - FULL)
Discover Science
Story & Science Times for kids ages 5 to 9

Designed for kids ages 5 to 9 and their grown-ups, our Discover Science
program combines great science-related books with a hands-on science activity! Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up starting June 2 by calling the children's desk at 577-3960.

Dates & Topics:
· Tues June 24: Sink or Float?
· Tues July 1: Bubbles
· Tues July 8: Rockets
· Tues July 15: Volcanoes
· Tues July 22: Paper Airplanes
· Tues July 29: Sound and Music